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BASIC INDOOR TANNING CERTIFICATION TEST
 
I, , certify and affirm that the personal information I provided is correct and true, and that I will not allow anyone else to test for me. Knowingly and willfully making any false representations or statements is a violation, subject to penalties.
 
SKINCARE

1. What helps increase the flexibility of oils so the oils can surround the cells to maintain an adequate skin barrier?
Cold temperature
UVA
UVB
Water
 
2. Sunscreens are chemicals that, when applied topically, absorb ultraviolet rays, while sun blocks physically deflect them.
True
False
 
 
ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

3. Ultraviolet radiation is more penetrating than x-radiation (x-ray).
True
False
 
4. The ultraviolet spectrum is divided into
Red, blue and green waves
UVA, UVB and UVC waves
Visible, infrared, x-rays
 
5. UVA is found in the region between
200-280nm
280-320nm
320-400nm
 
6. UVB is found in the region between
200-280nm
280-320nm
320-400nm
 
7. UVC is sometimes called ________because of its proven effectiveness in killing single-cell organisms.
Oxidizing UV
Stimulating UV
Germicidal UV
Melanogenesis UV
 
8. All electromagnetic waves have the same form and travel at the same speed, but differ in what?
Speed
Formation
Wavelength
Miles per second
 
9. The useful unit of measurement for UVR is
Angstroms
Nanometers
Micrometers
Joules
 
10. Skin exposure is usually expressed in _________ per square centimeter.
Angstroms
Nanometers
Micrometers
Joules
 
 
THE TANNING PROCESS

11. What cell is involved primarily in the tanning process?
DNA
RNA
Melanocytes
Tyrosine
 
12. What amino acid is present during the tanning process?
Porphyria
Tyrosine
Collagen
Argenine
 
13. The first phase of tanning is the rapid darkening of melanin, already present, being exposed to UVR. It is called
Delayed tanning
Immediate pigment darkening
Erythema
Exfoliation
 
14. This phase in the tanning process is induced mostly by UVB exposure and first becomes visible 72 hours after exposure:
Delayed tanning
Immediate pigment darkening
Erythema
Exfoliation
 
15. UVA acts primarily as the oxidizer and UVB as the melanin stimulator.
True
False
 
 
TANNING LAMPS

16. Tanning lamps emit primarily _______________radiation.
UVA
UVB
UVC
X-ray
 
17. If a high-pressure tanning lamp has a cracked filter, what should you do?
Continue to use it and order a new filter.
Immediately suspend use until the filter can be replaced
Continue use until filter can be replaced.
 
18. Blue glass filters contain the output of the _______ spectrum
UVA
UVB
UVC
 
 
RISKS OF OVEREXPOSURE

19. Repeated overexposure to UVR from any source may cause
Eye injury
Photoaging
Skin cancer
All of the above
 
20. Which is the most common form of skin cancer?
Squamous cell carcinoma
Malignant melanoma
Basal cell carcinoma
 
21. Which is the most deadly form of skin cancer?
Squamous cell carcinoma
Malignant melanoma
Basal cell carcinoma
 
22. What is Actinic Keratosis?
Photoaging
Pre-Basal Cell Carcinoma
A premalignant condition that may give rise to Squamous Cell
 
23. Who is more likely to develop symptoms of Polymorphous Light Eruption?
Men
Women
Children
PLE has no symptoms
 
 
EXPOSURE SCHEDULES

24. The length of a tanning session is determined by
What the customer feels is important
The equipment manufacturers printed label
Doubling the time competitors allow
 
25. According to the FDA, the purpose of a sunlamp product timer is to
Limit overlapping of clients
Remind staff to sanitize tanning beds
Limit acute damage from unintentionally long exposures
Add to the cost of the bed
 
 
PHOTOSENSITIVITY

26. Photosensitizers may cause
Erythema
Rashes
Decreased tolerance to UVR
All of the above
 
27. Photosensitivity is an adverse reaction to certain substances in the presence of ultraviolet radiation.
True
False
 
28. Which of the following products could cause photosensitivity in certain people
Perfumes
Soaps
Certain foods
All of the above
 
 
OPERATING PROCEDURES

29. The FDA sets forth the following timer requirements:
The timer may automatically reset
No timer may have an error greater than 10% of the maximum timer interval
Timers may be in increments of 10 minutes
None of the above
 
30. Acrylic panels should be replaced when:
Visible damage exists
Manufacturers Specify
UV meters detect significant reduction in transmission of light
All of the above
 
31. If your tanning device is overheating you should:
Only allow for 10 minute sessions
Check the fans to see of operating
Continue to use only during off hours
All of the above
 
32. What instrument is used to check proper voltage?
A light meter
A spectrophotometer
A voltmeter
 
33. Top and bottom acrylics are always interchangeable
True
False
 
 
FEDERAL REGULATIONS

34. What federal agencies share reponsibility for regulating indoor tanning?
FDA and DEA
FDA and FTC
EPA and FTC
EPA and DEA
 
35. What federal agency is responsible for investigsating false, misleading, deceptive and unsubstantiated advertising?
FDA
EPA
FTC
DEA
 
36. The FDA does not have the right to investigate indoor tanning salons.
True
False
 
 
MED AND MMD

37. What is defined as the threshold dose that may produce sunburn?
Minimal melanogenic dose
Minimal erythemal dose
UVR dose
Sub-optimal dose
 
38. What is equal to the lowest dose required to develop a visible tan?
Minimal melanogenic dose
Minimal erythemal dose
UVR dose
Sub-optimal dose
 
39. The lowest effective dose developing a sunburn as well as the value of producing a suntan depend mostly on a persons
Age
Skin type
Sun protection factor
UVB/UVA percentages
 
 
EYE PROTECTION

40. Federal regulations require that tanners wear protective eyewear that blocks out:
80% of UVA
99% of UVA and 99.9% of UVB
75% of UVA and 75% of UVB
All UVR
 
41. Overexposure to UVB can damage the ________ of the eye.
Retina
Cornea
Optic nerve
UVB can not damage the eye
 
42. Which of the following offer adequate eye protection
Cotton balls
Sunglasses
Federally compliant eyewear
Eyelids
 
43. Unprotected overexposure of the eyes to UVR can lead to brunescent cataracts
True
False
 
 
SANITATION

44. Microorganisms can live in the following areas:
Handles
Sunbed frames
Cracked pillows
All of the above
 
45. In regards to equipment sanitation, some of the diseases to be aware of are:
Tyrosine and melanin
Brunescent cataracts
Hepatitis A, B, and influenza
Albinism and psoriasis
 
 
YOUR SKIN

46. The skin is made up of three layers; these are the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers.
True
False
 
47. Melanocytes are the pigment cells involved in the tanning process.
True
False
 
48. When oxidized by UVR, what provides the adaptive coloration of the skin?
Collagen
Melanin
Tyrosine
Genes
 
49. The level of an acquired tan developed by an individual exposed to ultraviolet light is called
Constitutive pigmentation
Erythema
Facultative pigmentation
Melanin
 
50. Our natural skin color is also known as our
Constitutive pigmentation
Erythema
Facultative pigmentation
Melanin
 
 



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